On November 2, 2010, I was elected to serve as a member to the Craven County Board of Commissioners to represent District 4. While this district is comprised of the Town of Trent Woods, the Town of River Bend and portions of the City of New Bern, my obligations will be to Craven County as a whole. It is my intent to help provide the residents of Craven County witha more open government with greater focus on fiscal responsibility and transparency.
The Craven County Board of Commissioners is responsible for enacting an annual budget in excess of $90 million. The Board sets property tax rates, passes ordinances, appoints members to dozens of boards, and establishes county policies impacting over 100,000 residents. Some of the issues facing the Board include ensuring an adequate water supply for many areas within Craven County, working to promote Craven County as a great place to do business, and producing a budget that maintains the current tax rate and restrains the growth of government.
On this website you will be able to stay current with my work on the County Board, information regarding positions I will be taking on critical issues impacting our community and as a way for you to express your views on my efforts as your commissioner. You will also be able to find dates I will be holding office hours in your neighborhood to help address your concerns.
During the Board's February 18, 2013 meeting I introduced two resolutions to address concerns that have been raised by people within our community. First, in an effort to address the assault of our 2nd Amendment rights, I have asked commissioners to consider adopting a resolution stating that we will not consent to unconstitutional laws placed upon us by the federal government and seek to call upon our Governor and members of the General Assembly to guarantee the protection of our God-given rights, including our right to bear arms.
The second resolution expresses the support of our board for House Bill 107, introduced by Representative Michael Speciale, concerning the North Carolina Eastern Region. As many are aware, it appears this organization is failing to address the economic development needs of many of the 13 counties which make up its membership. However, without a change to state law, counties electing to resign their membership in NCER are ineligible to reclaim their share of the motor vehicle registration tax proceeds residing with the NCER - About $1.7 million for Craven County. H.B. 107 would authorize counties to reclaim those funds should they choose to separate from the NCER. I have asked our board to act upon both of these resolutions were adopted during our meeting on Monday, March 4. If you would like to share your thoughts with me concerning these resolutions, please do so by writing me at email@example.com.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to serving you on the County Board.
Upcoming Listening Sessions:
Trent Woods Town Hall
Tuesday, November 26, 4:00-5:00 PM
912 Country Club Drive, Trent Woods
December River Bend Town Hall
Time and date to be announced 45 Shoreline Drive, River Bend
New Bern - County Administration Building Time and date to be announced 406 Craven Street, New BernCommissioners Conference Room, 2nd Floor
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